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Old 10-01-2020, 05:43 PM #1
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DIY High Clearance OEM Bumper Mods?

Anyone cut their OEM bumper to allow for higher clearance/approach angle on the tire like they have on the 5th gen with the SSO kit?

Not sure if the fog light part on the bumper will allow for the same kind of clearance as the 5th gen bumpers.

I have no desire for a full metal bumper but I do like the options of the SSO Slimline bumper (and others like it).
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Anyone cut their OEM bumper to allow for higher clearance/approach angle on the tire like they have on the 5th gen with the SSO kit?

Not sure if the fog light part on the bumper will allow for the same kind of clearance as the 5th gen bumpers.

I have no desire for a full metal bumper but I do like the options of the SSO Slimline bumper (and others like it).
Pics of Trimmed Front Bumpers
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You can always just remove the whole bumper! DIY High Clearance OEM Bumper Mods?

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I cut some off mine, both front and rear.
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I cut some off mine, both front and rear.
Nice! Can you share more pictures of the rear bumper cut? I was hoping someone did it before I mess mine up lol
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Nice! Can you share more pictures of the rear bumper cut? I was hoping someone did it before I mess mine up lol
let me see what I have..
Make sure if you do trim, that your rig is on LEVEL ground. LOL My cut is a little crocked, it really stands out to me lol

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let me see what I have..
Make sure if you do trim, that your rig is on LEVEL ground. LOL My cut is a little crocked, it really stands out to me lol

Hope this helps
Since you kept the rear hitch, did trimming the rear bumper actually gain you anything in terms of clearance? I have a v8 hitch, so it kills my ground clearance... But also has protected my rear bumper from a lot of heartache.

I would totally trim my front bumper, but previous owner had already smacked it pretty bad on a parking pillar... I'm guessing that I would need to remove too much of the bumper to be worth it. Guess its an excuse to get a metal bumper!
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Since you kept the rear hitch, did trimming the rear bumper actually gain you anything in terms of clearance?
Yes and no... I say yes, because most of the time, the tire is on the taller rock so coming down off a rock the tallest point of a rock is where the tire was and the bumper there follows the tire.
I say no, because sometimes not many I have hit the reciever hitch.

Overall, yes it is better Id say pretty much most of the time but I dont know where you're located or the type of wheeling you do. I will at some point get a real bumper with a swingout carrier, its 3rd on my list lol..
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Its not a perfect solution, but better than stock as you can see even with it trimmed, Ive still snagged it on rocks.
Ive circled what Im talking about:
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Its not a perfect solution, but better than stock as you can see even with it trimmed, Ive still snagged it on rocks.
Ive circled what Im talking about:
Curious as to how you trimmed them. What so you use to do the cutting? Just a box knife? That would be a real pain I think, since it's ABS plastic, and probably not very clean cutting either.
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Curious as to how you trimmed them. What so you use to do the cutting? Just a box knife? That would be a real pain I think, since it's ABS plastic, and probably not very clean cutting either.
I used this, with the round blade. makes it SUPER easy, just make sure you tape where you want to cut and make sure its STRAIGHT, once its cute, NO going back LOL
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I used this, with the round blade. makes it SUPER easy, just make sure you tape where you want to cut and make sure its STRAIGHT, once its cute, NO going back LOL
Apreciate it. Guess I have an excuse to buy more tools now!
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let me see what I have..
Make sure if you do trim, that your rig is on LEVEL ground. LOL My cut is a little crocked, it really stands out to me lol

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Do you have any pictures of the front bumper cut? Thinking of doing this very soon.
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Do you have any pictures of the front bumper cut? Thinking of doing this very soon.
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